Saturday, August 11, 2012

Annual Hummingbird Banding in Pearl

Twenty birds banded north of Boise, in Pearl, yesterday and one bird caught already had a band. Master bander Fred Bassett will do some research to trace that bird's route. Two years ago, one caught here was banded in Louisiana the year before. Update: the already-banded bird received her jewelry in St. George, Utah, May 28th this year.
All black-chinneds this year. Each bird caught was measured and weighed for a research project Fred is working on.

He bands birds near his home in Alabama in the winter.

1 comment:

  1. I love the expression on the kids' faces as they watch.

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